Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Urn It

Jasperware was first introduced by Josiah Wedgwood in 1774 and one of the masterpieces of 18th Century English ceramic art, the Athena Vase, was created soon after that.
 At a time when all of Europe was enthralled with the treasures being unearthed at Pompeii and Herculaneum this style became know as the Adam Style in Britain after three Scottish brothers who became the leading practitioners of this strict interpretation of Pompeian architecture and interior design. The most famous of the brothers was Robert Adam (1728-1792).
Osterley Park in London, the Etruscan Dressing Room. Designed by Robert Adam late 1760s.
 Our example was made as a part of Wedgwood's Masterpiece Series in 1977 to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the introduction of Jasperware and is one of 200 made, 9 inches tall.It comes with it's original certificate.

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